Smoke Blue In The Face

  |  Buy to Own: 02/10/2006
  |  200 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box-set containing two low-budget comedies. In 'Smoke', during an extended period of writer's block, Brooklyn-based author Paul Benjamin (William Hurt) begins to spend more and more time hanging about his local cigar store. Its owner, Auggie Wren (Harvey Keitel), has more than a few tales of his own, as does a young man, Rashid (Harold Perrineau), who makes an unexpected entrance into the writer's life. Whilst Benjamin attempts to rediscover creative inspiration, Rashid embarks on a journey to find his real father. In 'Blue in the Face', the Brooklyn cigar store owned by Augie Wren (Harvey Keitel) is a drop-in centre for all manner of local eccentrics. When he announces his intention to sell up to a health-food chain, his regular customers flood in to discuss the matter, at the same time delivering their idiosyncratic views on the world in general. This improvised companion piece to 'Smoke' features a host of cameo performances from actors, rock stars and the famous for being famous.